Same Shit, Different Day

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, the Fourth District Court of Appeals in D.C. has ruled that the Trump regime can't block immigrant teens from obtaining an abortion while they're in federal custody.

Meanwhile, Steve Cortes is reportedly on the short list of candidates to replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the next press secretary. You might recognize Cortes as the guy who said electing Hillary Clinton would lead to "taco trucks on every corner."

I want a taco.

Finally, Dutch investigators are reportedly close to announcing criminal charges against those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Investigators will next week announce criminal proceedings against suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 five years ago, allegedly by pro-Russian separatists, two leading Dutch broadcasters reported on Friday.

MH17 was shot out of the sky over territory held by separatists in eastern Ukraine as it flew from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board. [...]

Dutch prosecutors said on Friday a multi-national investigation team would present its latest findings to media and families on June 19. A spokesman for the national Dutch prosecution service declined to specify what would be announced.

Citing anonymous sources, broadcaster RTL reported that the public prosecution service had decided to launch a case against several MH17 suspects.

I'm interested to see where this goes because so much of what's wrong with the world today started right here with Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Sometimes it's hard to imagine that a relatively-small conflict on the other side of the world could impact the entire planet, but Putin supported Trump's campaign, at least in part, because the United States and other western powers imposed sanctions on Russia in response to Putin's covert invasion of eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.